Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Who Is Today's Saint?


I am sorry, because I've been saving this saint for a while and then his feast day came and I almost missed it. If you have any time left today, please revere, and if you see this tommorrow (aka Thursday) well, I'm sure the catholics have a way of giving you back a day to revere this saint.

Today's saint is Gabriel Possenti.

Dig the outfit, he's like the Danny Zuko of saints, for cri- yi.

According to my Saint-A-Day Guide:

Gabriel's father was a lawyer and a leading Catholic layman of Assissi, begetting thirteen childreen children of his wife before she died of exhaustion. Orphaned at four, the boy was raised by Jesuits, who nicknamed him Il Damerino--the little ladies' man. As an adolescent he postponed joining the preisthood until explicitly instructed to do so by a Holy Picture of Our Lady Of Sorrows. Until his death of tuberculosisihe was a model novice, humble, obedient, and always wrapped in studdeded chains in order to mortify his potentially sinful flesh--so it is small wonder that at the time of his canonization, the Sacred Congregation of Rites recommended him as Patron of college students. But Our Saint has recently been adopted--by a Bagriel Possenti Society of Arlignton, Virginia--as the Patron Saint of handgun owners. It seems that in 1859 or '60, the village of Isola, where he lived, was threatened by Goblins--that is, a gang of Garibaldi's rebels. They were apparently subdued when the slender cassock-wearing Gabriel appeared before them brandishing a pair of pistols and, to prove he meant business, blew away a passing lizard.


If Saint Gabriel were alive today he would not be a saint, he would be Germaine Gregarious.

11 comments:

Dr. Zaius said...

Jeepers! was it the Geiko Lizard that he gunned down? He missed out on a great deal on car insurance!

Randal Graves said...

It's electrifyin'!

Germaine Gregarious said...

Darling, I've never thought of myself as much of a saint! I have, on occasion thought of myself as Danny Zuko.

dguzman said...

I totally thought it WAS Zuko.

Comrade Kevin said...

Is Squiggy a saint, too?

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

He looks like a young D Cap.

Freida Bee said...

He does Monkey!

Maybe Germaine can be The Patron Saint of Pink Pistols.

FranIAm said...

"If Saint Gabriel were alive today he would not be a saint, he would be Germaine Gregarious. "

Oh my dear Jess - I have been long absent and then I find this.

I am blessed indeed.

Too funny.

And true.

Ed said...

He looks like a biker-dude. With chains, no less.

Hey, I'm sorry I missed you last Sturday night! Thanks for coming, though. If you want to check out upcoming dates, like for shows where one can obtain fermented beverages and still get home before 10:00, you can check out the schedule at www.reptilepalaceorchestra.com
We have an early show coming up at Monona Terrace on May 21. Outrageously priced fermented beverages will be available, but admission is free. I think we're going to have bellydancers, too. That's always fun.

Suzy said...

Poor lizard.

I too am sorry I missed you. Monona Terrace is a good one to come to because you can bring the cheese nips along.

Jess Wundrun said...

Suzy and Ed
I am marking my calendar!